An automated rap-generating algorithm pushes the boundaries of machine creativity, say computer scientists.
The greatest chess players are significantly more famous than their not-so-great contemporaries, by a margin that leads to a fame-predicting formula.
Without social skills, the only way to meet a mate is by complete chance. Right? Not according to a new model that simulates the way an individual's genes can interact with the environment.
Security researchers have developed an automated system for detecting Android apps that secretly connect to ad sites and user tracking sites.
The secretary for homeland security and the president’s cybersecurity advisor echo the NSA and FBI’s concerns about encryption.
The counterintuitive distribution of digits in certain data sets turns out to be a powerful tool for detecting strange behavior on social networks.
Physicists have mapped out how to create quantum music, an experience that will be profoundly different for every member of the audience, they say.
Antisocial behavior online can make people's lives miserable. So an algorithm that can spot trolls more quickly should be a boon, say the computer scientists who developed it.
Human e-mailing behavior is so predictable that computer scientists have created an algorithm that can calculate when an e-mail thread is about to end.
Young social networks grow in an entirely different way to mature networks, say computer scientists who have analyzed the way Facebook grew in the heady days after it launched in 2004.